Secret Ingredient Meatloaf

Who’s in the mood for a home cooked
meatloaf dinner?
This  meatloaf gets a flavor boost with a
good amount of seasonings, plus an ingredient
 you don’t often find in meatloaf recipes;
soy sauce. 

It’s what makes this one just bit 

different from my others. And I have a few,
because it’s a favorite comfort food dinner
Combine all the ingredients and shape into
1 regular or 2 smaller loaves.
If I don’t have celery, I add ½ t celery seed.
Mix the glaze ingredients in a small bowl.
Spread the glaze over the top.
Making 2 small loaves, one to bake now and one
 to freeze for another night.
I baked the two this time so that I would have
leftover meatloaf sandwiches for lunch.
Just warm the meatloaf slices for a  minute in the
microwave. Toast and butter the bread, add the
warm meatloaf slices and more ketchup if desired. 
I’ll usually mix this up when I have a few minutes
earlier in the day and refrigerate it covered
until I want to get dinner started. I’ll pop
some baking potatoes in the oven along with the
 meatloaf and when everything’s done, just 
 micro a fresh vegetable or make a salad. 

Secret Ingredient Meatloaf 
1-½ lbs ground beef
1 M onion, chopped,  ¾-1C
1 stalk celery, minced, 1/2C
1 C breadcrumbs 
1 T dried oregano
1 T chopped parsley
2 t garlic powder
¼ t black pepper
2 eggs
¼ C soy sauce
Mix all ingredients together. Put into
1 loaf pan or 2 small loaf pans.
Top with glaze
¼ C light brown sugar
¼ C ketchup
3 T stone ground mustard
½ t paprika
½  t pepper
Bake for 1 hour. Smaller loaves for 35-40 mins.


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